I was first introduced to Buffy Sainte-Marie on CBC television when I was very young. I always loved to hear her voice and laughter and to see her bright smile. She is a singer, songwriter, educator, activist, and actress who received her Master's degree in Fine Arts and exhibited her paintings at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and the Emily Carr Gallery in Vancouver. As long as I have admired her I never knew until recently that she wrote 'Up Where We Belong', a song performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warne in the 1980's. It brings to mind wonderful memories of listening to a Walkman riding up a ski lift with a dear friend on a beautiful sunny day in the mountains.
AIRdirondack Art Project